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12th Jul 2023

‘No sign’ of 2-year-old boy missing from grandparents’ house in France

The young boy has been missing since Saturday.

Police in France have given an update on the 2-year-old boy who went missing from his grandparents’ house in the south of France. Émile has not been seen since Saturday afternoon when he wandered from his family’s home in France.

Two witnesses spotted the young boy walking down the street from the house in Le Vernet in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence on Saturday, but he has not been seen since.

Police told reporters that they have “no clue” what has happened to the child. They are growing concerned for his safety as the search enters its fifth day.

Local prosecutor Remy Avon said there has been “no clue, no information, no element allowing us to understand the disappearance”.

He told local reporters that they have not made any progress and said the search is “at the same point as yesterday and the day before”.

Sky News reports: “We don’t have any clues allowing us to follow any particular theory”.

His grandparents were getting ready to go on a family outing before he went missing.

They were about to put him in the car when they realised the infant had wandered off. Police do not believe he was kidnapped.

Investigating officers believe he “took advantage of this fleeting moment of inattention to leave”.